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Have you and your friends ever ordered in a pizza, but found yourselves quickly getting into an argument about what size pizza to get?
Some might say that purchasing two smaller pizzas is better than ordering one big pizza, as surely there would be more pizza to share around, right?
Well, if you ever argued for the one big pizza as there would be more food to go around, but found yourself being shut down and told to stop talking nonsense, then show your friends this tweet.
Here's a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more 'pizza' than two 12 inch pizzas https://t.co/hePSpG0pJs — Fermat's Library (@Fermat's Library)
To break it down, an 18-inch pizza has around 254 square inches of food, whereas two 12-inch pizzas have only 226 square inches, thus making the former considerably bigger.
@fermatslibrary But pizzas aren't 2-dimensional. What is the volume of a pizza with radius z and depth a? — Matthew Prorok (@Matthew Prorok)
@fermatslibrary Unless you like stuffed crusts or pizza crust in general, in which case you get 1/3 extra on 2 x 12… https://t.co/OpAgDnsjs2 — 🤖 418: Tea Ready? (@🤖 418: Tea Ready?)
@fermatslibrary Finally...”Big Pizza” being exposed for the frauds they are. You’ve done god’s work here sir thank you. — Bill (@Bill)
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